Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never meditate

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who pray…

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 15,172. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 40% 18% 7% 35% 1% 15,172
2007 43% 20% 8% 29% 1% 15,447

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Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never meditate by religious group

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who pray…

Religious tradition At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 43% 24% 10% 23% 1% 3,119
Evangelical Protestant 68% 19% 5% 7% 1% 3,202
Historically Black Protestant 70% 17% 5% 7% 1% 538
Jewish 21% 12% 8% 58% 1% 487
Mainline Protestant 41% 26% 10% 23% 1% 2,679
Mormon 74% 10% 2% 13% < 1% 175
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 13% 9% 6% 72% < 1% 4,330

Learn More: At least daily, Weekly, Monthly, Seldom/never

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are ages…

Frequency of prayer 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,829. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 22% 37% 28% 13% 5,829
Weekly 27% 36% 25% 11% 2,540
Monthly 27% 38% 25% 10% 1,070
Seldom/never 34% 34% 19% 13% 5,374

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Frequency of prayer Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,829. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 13% 15% 30% 33% 8% 1% 5,829
Weekly 18% 16% 30% 30% 6% < 1% 2,540
Monthly 19% 17% 28% 29% 5% 1% 1,070
Seldom/never 22% 19% 27% 24% 8% 1% 5,374

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Frequency of prayer Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,945. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 40% 60% 5,945
Weekly 48% 52% 2,575
Monthly 59% 41% 1,086
Seldom/never 65% 35% 5,460
Don't know 54% 46% 106

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who identify as…

Frequency of prayer White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,869. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 70% 13% 3% 11% 4% 5,869
Weekly 73% 10% 3% 11% 3% 2,551
Monthly 70% 8% 5% 14% 3% 1,078
Seldom/never 76% 4% 6% 11% 3% 5,402

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Frequency of prayer Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,860. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 10% 9% 81% 5,860
Weekly 10% 9% 82% 2,540
Monthly 14% 11% 75% 1,076
Seldom/never 13% 13% 74% 5,399
Don't know 19% 8% 74% 101

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who have a household income of…

Frequency of prayer Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 5,151. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 34% 21% 28% 18% 5,151
Weekly 30% 20% 30% 20% 2,269
Monthly 29% 18% 28% 26% 967
Seldom/never 27% 21% 28% 24% 4,873

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who have completed…

Frequency of prayer High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,911. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 44% 33% 15% 8% 5,911
Weekly 42% 34% 16% 9% 2,563
Monthly 44% 32% 15% 9% 1,080
Seldom/never 39% 29% 20% 12% 5,439
Don't know 47% 35% 7% 12% 101

Marital status among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Frequency of prayer Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,927. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 53% 6% 13% 6% 23% 5,927
Weekly 49% 7% 11% 4% 29% 2,567
Monthly 48% 11% 9% 4% 29% 1,085
Seldom/never 42% 10% 9% 3% 35% 5,437
Don't know 52% 3% 19% 6% 20% 106

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Frequency of prayer Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,922. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 35% 65% 5,922
Weekly 34% 66% 2,569
Monthly 31% 69% 1,081
Seldom/never 24% 76% 5,443
Don't know 21% 79% 103

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who say they…

Frequency of prayer Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 5,945. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 84% 13% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 5,945
Weekly 64% 30% 4% < 1% 1% 1% 2,575
Monthly 41% 42% 11% 1% 4% 2% 1,086
Seldom/never 16% 24% 14% 1% 38% 6% 5,460
Don't know 57% 21% 5% 10% < 1% 8% 106

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who say religion is…

Frequency of prayer Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,945. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 73% 23% 3% 1% < 1% 5,945
Weekly 41% 48% 8% 2% < 1% 2,575
Monthly 18% 56% 20% 6% < 1% 1,086
Seldom/never 6% 24% 31% 40% < 1% 5,460
Don't know 37% 41% 6% 4% 12% 106

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who attend religious services…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,945. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 44% 38% 18% < 1% 5,945
Weekly 23% 50% 26% < 1% 2,575
Monthly 8% 56% 36% < 1% 1,086
Seldom/never 4% 24% 72% < 1% 5,460
Don't know 28% 33% 30% 10% 106

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who attend prayer group…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,945. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 27% 12% 11% 50% < 1% 5,945
Weekly 10% 8% 9% 72% < 1% 2,575
Monthly 2% 5% 6% 87% < 1% 1,086
Seldom/never 1% 1% 2% 96% < 1% 5,460
Don't know 6% 14% 8% 55% 17% 106

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,945. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 66% 15% 9% 10% 1% 5,945
Weekly 40% 24% 16% 18% 1% 2,575
Monthly 27% 22% 18% 31% 1% 1,086
Seldom/never 23% 14% 13% 49% 2% 5,460
Don't know 41% 13% 13% 19% 14% 106

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,945. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 37% 16% 13% 33% 1% 5,945
Weekly 30% 18% 17% 33% 1% 2,575
Monthly 26% 19% 19% 35% 1% 1,086
Seldom/never 33% 16% 16% 34% 1% 5,460
Don't know 26% 12% 13% 44% 5% 106

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of prayer Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,945. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 45% 6% 42% 5% 2% 5,945
Weekly 23% 10% 57% 9% 2% 2,575
Monthly 12% 13% 66% 8% 2% 1,086
Seldom/never 5% 14% 60% 19% 1% 5,460
Don't know 17% 4% 63% 4% 12% 106

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who say…

Frequency of prayer There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,945. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 40% 58% 1% 1% 5,945
Weekly 31% 68% 1% 1% 2,575
Monthly 26% 72% 1% < 1% 1,086
Seldom/never 20% 78% 1% 1% 5,460
Don't know 33% 60% 3% 4% 106

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who read scripture…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,945. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 43% 14% 9% 33% 1% 5,945
Weekly 13% 13% 14% 59% < 1% 2,575
Monthly 2% 8% 11% 79% < 1% 1,086
Seldom/never 2% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 5,460
Don't know 10% 9% 9% 48% 24% 106

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of prayer Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,945. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 41% 35% 4% 14% 7% 5,945
Weekly 22% 42% 2% 27% 6% 2,575
Monthly 14% 33% 2% 43% 8% 1,086
Seldom/never 6% 12% < 1% 75% 6% 5,460
Don't know 22% 11% 12% 25% 31% 106

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who …in heaven

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,945. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 88% 6% 6% 5,945
Weekly 87% 8% 6% 2,575
Monthly 78% 15% 7% 1,086
Seldom/never 35% 55% 9% 5,460
Don't know 57% 10% 34% 106

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who …in hell

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,945. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 74% 19% 7% 5,945
Weekly 67% 25% 7% 2,575
Monthly 59% 33% 7% 1,086
Seldom/never 27% 65% 8% 5,460
Don't know 44% 23% 33% 106

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who identify as…

Frequency of prayer Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,945. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 46% 17% 37% 5,945
Weekly 43% 16% 41% 2,575
Monthly 40% 19% 42% 1,086
Seldom/never 29% 19% 52% 5,460
Don't know 32% 30% 38% 106

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Frequency of prayer Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,945. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 47% 31% 16% 6% 5,945
Weekly 35% 39% 21% 6% 2,575
Monthly 29% 39% 25% 7% 1,086
Seldom/never 20% 37% 36% 7% 5,460
Don't know 31% 31% 14% 24% 106

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who would rather have…

Frequency of prayer Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,945. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 56% 39% 2% 3% 5,945
Weekly 54% 41% 2% 3% 2,575
Monthly 56% 39% 2% 3% 1,086
Seldom/never 49% 44% 3% 3% 5,460
Don't know 44% 25% 8% 23% 106

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of prayer Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,945. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 51% 44% 3% 2% 5,945
Weekly 50% 46% 3% 1% 2,575
Monthly 48% 47% 3% 2% 1,086
Seldom/never 41% 54% 4% 1% 5,460
Don't know 35% 48% 8% 9% 106

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who say abortion should be…

Frequency of prayer Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,945. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 42% 54% 4% 5,945
Weekly 56% 42% 3% 2,575
Monthly 62% 34% 4% 1,086
Seldom/never 77% 20% 3% 5,460
Don't know 49% 28% 24% 106

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who say homosexuality…

Frequency of prayer Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,945. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 53% 39% 5% 3% 5,945
Weekly 70% 24% 3% 3% 2,575
Monthly 75% 20% 3% 2% 1,086
Seldom/never 84% 12% 3% 2% 5,460
Don't know 37% 32% 10% 20% 106

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of prayer Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,945. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 44% 49% 7% 5,945
Weekly 60% 33% 7% 2,575
Monthly 66% 27% 6% 1,086
Seldom/never 79% 16% 5% 5,460
Don't know 35% 40% 24% 106

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who say…

Frequency of prayer Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,945. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 44% 50% 3% 3% 5,945
Weekly 41% 56% 1% 1% 2,575
Monthly 36% 60% 2% 2% 1,086
Seldom/never 30% 65% 2% 2% 5,460
Don't know 35% 49% 4% 11% 106

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who say humans…

Frequency of prayer Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,945. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 16% 30% 3% 46% 4% 5,945
Weekly 30% 34% 3% 29% 3% 2,575
Monthly 42% 26% 5% 24% 2% 1,086
Seldom/never 70% 12% 4% 12% 2% 5,460
Don't know 29% 9% 13% 34% 15% 106